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One of my mother’s many artistic passions was weaving. Her workroom contained looms, knitting machines, oil paints and computers. I am carrying on her traditions. My studio is filled with paints, clay, metal supplies and a sewing machine. In the latest Ornament an article about weaving heritage the Chilkat Blanket designs caught my eye.

“Chilkat weaving is a traditional form of weaving practiced by Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian, and other Northwest coastal tribes of Alaska and British Columbia. Chilkat blankets are worn by high-ranking tribal members on civic or ceremonial occasions, including dances.”

The simple geometrics of of this type of weaving combine to make a complex pattern. This appeals to the cane challenged side of my clay skills…great design elements!!!

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